History is the exploration of the past, and the people, ideas and events that have shaped it.

History at the University of Strathclyde has a long tradition of the highest quality research in its field. Our historians focus on:

  • Scotland and the world
  • European and International History
  • History of science, technology and medicine
  • Oral history

Two of these themes are supported by leading centres. The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, run jointly with Glasgow Caledonian University, is supported by the Wellcome Trust and celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014-2015. The Scottish Oral History Centre celebrates 25 years of excellence in oral history scholarship in 2020.

Our areas of research

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141 St James Road
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